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Great start to the new school year!

Great start to the new school year!

It is great having everyone back in school.

We have had a very good start to the new school year here at IES Huddinge. Even though we have had to do things a bit differently, due to the pandemic, the atmosphere is at its best.  

I have enjoyed getting to know our new students and to hear that our returning students are happy with how the year has started. In the coming weeks the management team will continue to visit lessons to see how our 20 classes are doing. 

We have started off the term with focus on getting to know each other and to ensure that we have an environment conducive for learning. 

In the coming weeks we will involve the students in our quality work and make sure they get to take part in following up on last year's targets, as well as setting up new goals for this school year. The results of this work will be shared with you here on SchoolSoft later.

I look forward to a productive year together with all students and staff here at IES Huddinge.

Sincerely,

Ms Segerstedt

Principal 

 

 

Welcome to our new staff

Welcome to our new staff

On Tuesday this week our new staff had their first day at our school and took part in a digital meeting led by management at Head Office. Here the new staff at IES Huddinge gets introduced to IES by our CEO Anna Sörelius Nordenborg. IES understands the importance of a thorough induction when it comes to setting their employees up for success. 

Now we have all our staff back in school to get ready to welcome our students to the new school year on Wednesday. What a great team of staff we have here at IES Huddinge. We are so grateful for both new and returning staff.

A warm welcome to our team to all new staff!

 

 

Open House

Open House

 

Tonight our students and their families are invited to IES Huddinge's Open House between 18:00-20:00. All our teachers will be here to show what the students have been working with during the term. There will also be "Pepparkakshustävling" and Lucia performance. We look forward to seeing you!

 

A warm welcome,

 

Ms Segerstedt


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Information Evening For Students Starting Year 6 in 2020

Welcome to our Information Evening. If your child is registered in the queue or if you are interested in our school this is a good opportunity to find out more about our school and the admission process.

Time and place: 
13th of November 18:30 - 19:30 
Södertörns Högskola Aula, entrance Alfred Nobels Allé 1. 

IES students join New York Academy of Sciences

IES students join New York Academy of Sciences

(Junior Academy Members: L-R Elias and Victor from IES Länna)

Eight students from five IES schools have joined a prestigious group of young international scientists and mathematicians.

The New York Academy of Sciences started its Junior Academy to encourage talented students from around the world to work together, with companies and experts to find innovative solutions to global challenges. Now the group has recruited students from IES schools in Johanneberg, Liljeholmen, Huddinge, Sundsvall and Länna for this STEM project (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Students taking part in the project compete in challenges over 70 days with topics around some of the greatest issues humanity faces today, including issues around public health, nutrition, hygiene, climate change and energy, among others.

Two of the students taking part are Victor and Elias from IES Länna. 

Elias said: “I have always loved to come up with solutions and design work, I love these subjects and working in groups, so I can learn from all of these different people from around the world. That is the biggest part of it, you get to be part of this community and solve problems with people.

"The school told me about this opportunity, I got help from my teachers to write my application, and one of my teachers wrote a recommendation letter. I couldn’t have written such a good application without all that help.”

Victor added: "I will learn to work in teams and with people from all over the world, make friends, and learn about people with different abilities.  For example, right now I am not good at coding but I might get a lot better and learn more, maybe develop interests I do not have today.

"When I talked to my parents, they weren’t too sure I would succeed. When I told them that I got in they were really happy, they said congratulations and that I could choose dinner.  I chose kebab, of course.”

Being part of the programme means that the students taking part are members of the New York Academy of Sciences, which once had Charles Darwin and Thomas Edison as members.

The students work in their free time to find the best solution to the challenges which have been posed.  Those taking part choose who they want to work with, through a global network where they can create a profile which lists their skills and interests.

Now both Victor and Elias have been approached by other students from around the world, keen to enlist their help for the challenges.

Elias said: “I have a lot of messages telling me that they want to learn things together and asking if I want to team up. A lot from Sweden, but also from Pakistan and Egypt, there are a lot from those countries and India. I’m amazed that they want to learn from me and team up with me, it just feels good”

Mr Pruden, academic manager at IES Länna, has been one of those encouraging the two students to apply to take part.

He said: “We were really hoping that one of the two might get in, and when we got the emails to say that they would both take part, we had an academic euphoria. It was a nice feeling and great to see how much both of these students really lit up."

Those teams who win a challenge are given an all-expenses-paid trip to the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City for the annual Global STEM Alliance Summit, where they receive prizes and special recognition.

That is something Victor has his eye on, but he thinks this year will be spent learning how the system works, so that he has a greater chance of winning challenges in the years to come.

He said: “Of course it would be really fun to go to New York but I have plenty of time to win a challenge, I can be part of the community for five years.  Now I will focus on learning the community and seeing how it works.”

IES wishes all the students taking part the best of luck and hopes that they reach New York.

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